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Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List for Best Hotels in Africa and the Middle East

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Close to the Tanzanian border, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge provides an upscale setting with a swimming pool, dining area, lounge, campfire bar, and activities, including sundowner excursions to Observation Hill, bush meals, traditional dance performances, and tree-planting programs. There are 92 guest rooms and suites, including...


Burj Al Arab | Dubai, UAE See Hotel Details

In its relatively short tenure on the Dubai coastline this legendary and symbolic hotel has attracted international attention and awe, ensuring its place as one of the most photographed structures in the world, and consistently voted the worlds most luxurious hotel. Designed to resemble a billowing sail, Burj Al Arab soars to a height...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
All reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate or "Rack Rate" will also include a full breakfast for each guest daily, one Swedish Massage for two once during stay, a welcome drink, complimentary WiFi, and in-room welcome amenities.
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve | Western Cape, South Africa See Hotel Details

At the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains only 270km from Cape Town, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat is an ecological oasis within a roughly hewn and magical land. This spiritual retreat is a haven of staggering beauty and timeless tranquillity, where abundant wildlife roam free. Offering a distinctive wilderness...


Five Star Alliance Perk:

All guests making reservations with Five Star Alliance receive private dining in the reserve, a welcome drink upon arrival, a departure gift, 10% off spa treatments, complimentary WiFi, and subject to availability at the time of check-in, a room upgrade.

Cape Grace | Cape Town, South Africa See Hotel Details

Situated on a private quay, nestled between the working harbour of Cape Town's bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the serenity of an international yacht marina, Cape Grace showcases the essence of the Cape with designs that reveal local creativity, whilst staying true to the warm atmosphere and personalised levels of...


Five Star Alliance Perk:

All reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include a R700 food and beverage credit per room/per stay and a full breakfast for two daily in Signal Restaurant or through room service. Reservations in a Suite for a minimum of two (2) nights will also receive two 60-minute Signature Spa treatments once per stay.

Fairmont Mara Safari Club | Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya See Hotel Details

The luxury Masai Mara accommodations at Fairmont Mara Safari Club offer a traditional safari experience with the comfort and amenities of a luxury resort hotel. The well-appointed Mara Safari Club is set by the Mara River at the foot of the Aitong Hills in the Ol-Choro Oiroua Conservation Area that borders the Masai Mara Game Reserve....


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include $50 resort credit per room/per stay and complimentary WiFi.
Four Seasons Amman | Amman, Jordan See Hotel Details

Between the prestigious Al Sweifiyah residential area and the Shmeisani financial district, Four Seasons offers Amman's finest setting for business or leisure. The hotel's dramatic hilltop location presents breathtaking views of the surrounding cityscape. Enjoy these spectacular views from any one of Amman's largest guest rooms....



A gracious sanctuary on the west bank of the Nile, with impressive views of the Great Pyramids over the old-growth canopy of Cairo's ancient Zoological and Botanical Gardens, the Hotel is at the centre of the prestigious new First Residence apartments and shops. The Hotel's 269 guest rooms and suites, the largest in the city, take...



Now open, Four Seasons offers supreme space and comfort in a resort-like waterfront setting, featuring an exclusive beach and 110-berth marina - and far-reaching views of the Arabian Gulf. An extensive spa and fitness centre, multi-level grotto pools, international dining and intuitive, personalised service create a leisure experience...


Grand Hyatt Dubai | Dubai, UAE See Hotel Details

Located in the Bur Dubai district, Grand Hyatt Dubai hotel towers majestically the edge of Dubai's historic creek. The hotel is close to financial and entertainment districts, the Dubai Creek, Dubai WTC and Wafi City Shopping Mall, while Dubai International Airport is only 7 km away. Set within 37 acres of landscaped gardens,...


Hotel La Mamounia | Marrakech, Morocco See Hotel Details

After a three-year, $176 million makeover, the Mamounia is reborn, more beautiful, more sumptuous, and more magical than ever before. Today, more than ever, La Mamounia offers an outstanding sensory experience, surpassing the standards of other luxury hotel groups. With its unique and ancient name, La Mamouina invites you...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include buffet breakfast for two daily at The Pool Pavilion or Le Francais or through room service and private roundtrip airport transfers to/from Marrakech Menara.

The Emirates Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi is an enchanting landmark that's a wonder to behold for all who venture through its magnificent gates. Fairytales come to life as your senses are treated to an extraordinary and unforgettable experience. Breathe the air of luxury that fills every corner of this serene paradise. Feel the promise...


Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp | Arusha, Tanzania See Hotel Details

The most exclusive of the Serena Group's many safari venues, and a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, Kirawira Tented Camp offers the epitome of classic ‘Out of Africa' safari camp luxury. Styled to replicate the elegant hunting camps of such legendary ‘white hunters' as Denys Finch Hatton and Baron Bror Blixen,...


Mara Serena Safari Lodge | Masasai Mara, Kenya See Hotel Details

Secreted deep within the Masai Mara National Reserve, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge is the ultimate safari destination. Set high on a bush-cloaked hill, embraced by arcing vistas and washed by a sea of richly rolling grasslands, it stands centre-stage to one of Africa's most dramatic wildlife arenas and has a ringside seat for the...



The resort, Moevenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea, is located on a tranquil spot at the lowest point on earth where the soothing, therapeutic benefits of the surroundings give you a most relaxing and revitalizing reward. Style is of oriental flair with an impressive collection of antiques and artwork. It consists of 340 rooms and suites...


One&Only Cape Town | Cape Town, South Africa See Hotel Details

Amidst the vibrant playground of one of the world's most fascinating cities, cradled between the scenic wonder of iconic sandstone cliffs marching toward the brilliant waters of two great oceans, One&Only Cape Town is an oasis of cosmopolitan style establishing an unprecedented level of luxury in South Africa; an urban chic waterfront...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
All guests making reservations with Five Star Alliance will also receive one complimentary select menu lunch or dinner for two in Reuben's once during stay (excluding beverages), full breakfast for two daily at Reuben's, and a room category upgrade at check-in (based on availability).

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is just over 90 minutes from the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Here, indigenous desert culture spanning thousands of years and the mysticism it evokes mixes with the luxury that defines Anantara. Experience seekers will delight in the various options on offer - a bird's eye view...


Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa | Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa See Hotel Details

The Saxon redefines the ultimate in luxurious African elegance. From the moment you arrive at this magnificent home away from home within its breathtakingly landscaped garden setting, you are enveloped in a world that belies its close proximity to Sandton, Johannesburg’s prestigious business hub. Here time ceases to be...


Five Star Alliance Perk:

Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include complimentary Rasul Chamber treatment for two per stay.

Singita Boulders Lodge | Mpumalanga, South Africa See Hotel Details

Singita Boulders Lodge is set along the banks of the Sand River in Singita’s privately owned reserve within the Sabi Sand Reserve. The lodge is a celebration of the tranquillity, space, and light which flows throughout this incredibly vast area. Inspired by the geometry of the boulders on which it rests, Boulders Lodge is an inviting...


Singita Ebony Lodge | Mpumalanga, South Africa See Hotel Details

As the original Singita lodge, Ebony stands steadfast amongst enormous trees on the banks of the Sand River in the heart of South Africa's 'big cat country.' A blend of European heritage and African boldness welcomes visitors with the down-to-earth warmth of a much-loved family home. Spacious interiors are styled with a varied mix...


The David Citadel Hotel | Jerusalem, Israel See Hotel Details

Overlooking the walls of the Old City, among the hotels in Jerusalem The David Citadel is the newest and most luxurious. With the world's Holiest sites and a wealth of shops and restaurants on its doorstep, The Jerusalem David Citadel Hotel is the ideal location to explore the wonders of the city. Featuring magnificent decor,...


Five Star Alliance Perk:

All reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include full breakfast for each guest daily in Seasons (also available through room service), a $100 food and beverage credit per room/per stay (excluding mini bar, no cash value if not redeemed in full), and a welcome fruit and water amenity.

The King David, Jerusalem | Jerusalem, Israel See Hotel Details

The King David Jerusalem Hotel is Israel's most famous hotel and stands majestic, overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem. This landmark hotel is situated at the point where old fuses with new; it is steeped in history and is the preferred choice of world leaders and celebrities alike. This regal and outstanding member of The...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
All Deluxe Room bookings made with Five Star Alliance will receive a $90 food and beverage credit per room/per stay, VIP status, complimentary WiFi, and a full Israeli Breakfast for each guest daily in the hotel dining room.
The Mena House Hotel | Cairo, Egypt See Hotel Details

The Mena House is one of the most unique hotels in Cairo, with its own rich and colourful history. Surrounded by 40 acres of verdant green gardens, this palatial hotel is located in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza in Cairo. The royal history of the hotel is reflected in luxurious interiors that are embellished with exquisite...


The Oyster Box Hotel | Durban, South Africa See Hotel Details

From the moment the Oyster Box opened its doors in 1947 the hotel rapidly became one of Africa's best loved and most distinguished hotels. The combination of colonial charm, impeccable service, lush tropical gardens and breathtaking seaside setting swiftly gained it a reputation that was legendary the world over. This iconic...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include cocktail and choice of snack platter for two once per stay. Additionally, reservations staying a minimum of 2 nights in a SeaFacing room or higher willl also enjoy a High Tea for two per stay. Reservations staying at least 3 nights in a Suite will also enjoy a curry buffett per person/once per stay.
The Table Bay Hotel | Cape Town, South Africa See Hotel Details

Between Robben Island and Table Mountain you’ll discover the famed Table Bay Hotel. During the day the cool Atlantic Ocean breeze eases the heat of the Africa’s mother city: Cape Town. Cosmopolitan, gracious and relaxed The Table Bay is the sum of all that is good about its home town. And at dusk the hum of V&A Waterfront’s...


Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa | Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa See Hotel Details

The award-winning Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is situated on Cape Town’s – if not the world’s most scenic route. Flanked by the Twelve Apostles mountain range and majestic Table Mountain National Park, a World Heritage Site which recently gained New7Wonders of Nature status, it is poised above the Atlantic Ocean and guided...


Five Star Alliance Perk:

Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package", "Rack Rates", "Corporate Rates" or "Best Available" rates will also receive full breakfast for each guest daily, a two course lunch per person/per stay, and one afternoon tea per person/per stay.